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1 The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof Upgrading to Oracle EPM — A Real Life Experience Erica Harris Senior Oracle DBA Waikato Regional Council

2 The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof Biography Oracle DBA since 1996 Hyperion Reporting and Analysis Administrator since 2004 Oracle EPM Administrator since 2008 Apex Developer Life member of and Secretary for NZOUG

3 The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof Agenda Background Environment Changes to the EPM Architecture Installation and Configuration New Application Features Conclusions

4 The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof History 1997 WRC buys Brio Intelligence as corporate reporting tool Hyperion acquires Brio Corporation. Architecture changes from client server to three tier, rebranded Hyperion Performance Suite Oracle acquires Hyperion. Rebranded Oracle EPM WRC implements Hyperion Planning.

5 The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof History continued 2009 upgrade from to upgrade from to

6 The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof Environment Pre-Upgrade V Essbase – Windows Server bit Workspace, Reporting & Analysis (IR and FR) – Windows Server bit Shared Services, Planning – Windows Server bit Oracle for repository database

7 The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof Environment Post-Upgrade V Essbase – Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit Reporting & Analysis – Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit Shared Services, Workspace, Planning – Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit Oracle for repository database

8 The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof Changes to Architecture Workspace now part of Foundation Services. Just one JVM for the Web application. WebLogic Server now default Application Server instead of Tomcat. Supports Windows 2008 R2 32- and 64-bit. Oracle repository database character set Essbase service managed by OPMN.

9 The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof Changes to Architecture cont Oracle HTTP Server default Web Server. Managed by OPMN. No more OpenLDAP. Oracle Diagnostic Logging

10 The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof Changes to Architecture cont Middleware Home — oracle\middleware EPM Oracle Home — software, oracle\middleware\epmsystem11r1. EPM Oracle Instance — component configuration file and scripts oracle\middleware\user_projects\epmsystem1 Web Applications — oracle\middleware\domains\epmsystem

11 The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof Installation On Windows 2008 R2, turn off UAC. Map network drive to software installation location, won’t use UNC.

12 The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof Configuration In a distributed environment, use a new EPM Oracle Instance name for each server. Can’t configure to a shared location on Windows. Shared Services admin user password now set during configuration. Simplified manual deployment of Web applications.

13 The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof Client Changes IE7 and 8 support – no IE6. Firefox (incl Linux & Mac OS X) but with a few caveats MS Office: 2003 to 2010 for Windows. JDK 1.6+ Look and feel

14 The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof V x

15 The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof V

16 The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof New Features — Planning Approvals Process Management reincarnated. New roles: Approvals Administrator, Approvals Ownership Assigner, Approvals Process Designer, Approvals Supervisor. Can use UDAs to dynamically assign usernames in validation rules for notification of owners, reviewers and users.

17 The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof New Features — Planning Approvals cont Improved diagnostics Planning Unit Usage

18 The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof New Features — Planning Fiscal Year Calendars Data form design Data Validation Rules Calculation module for Classic applications: Calculation Manager or Business Rules.

19 The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof New Features — Planning Upgrade wizard Ad hoc grids. New roles: Ad Hoc Grid Creator, Ad Hoc User. New functionality. Smart Lists Xwrite – push data to other cubes. Composite forms – tabs and more options for layout.

20 The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof New Features — SmartView Office bit support Outlook Integration — Task lists from Planning and Financial Close Management

21 The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof

22 Mark as Complete CloseExecute

23 The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof New Features — SmartView Shared Connections – set up URL in SmartView, Options, Advanced :19000/workspace/…

24 The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof New Features — SmartView

25 The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof New Features — SmartView Ad Hoc Grids — can save as data forms. Replaces Smart Slice functionality.

26 The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof New Features — LCM Can now migrate Essbase application cube data. Can create the application shell during import for Essbase, Planning and Financial Management Applications.

27 The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof Interactive Reporting CMC now incorporated into the Administer module. SFTP now available for distribution of report output. New roles: IR HTML Viewer and IR WebClient Viewer.

28 The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof Conclusions Read the upgrade documentation very, very carefully. Allow lots of time for the first installation and setup. Practice. Use a reliable consulting source. Opportunity. Allow time for testing new features and improved functionality.

29 The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof Conclusions Use the tools provided: WebLogic Admin Console EPM System Diagnostics SQL Developer My Oracle Support Certification Matrix Training


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